The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

How to Develop Trusting Relationships in Organisations: Interview with Author Melanie Marshall

Organisational Success Podcast

Developing trust in any relationship is key for the longevity of that relationship. In organisations it can mean the difference between an aligned productive workforce and a disparate, fractious group of individuals who find it hard to collaborate.  In this podcast, David talks with author of a new book Trust: The Foundation for Healthy Organisations […]

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Why Some People Learn Better Using Collaborative Learning Techniques

Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning Collaborative or cooperative learning is becoming increasingly popular, especially in digital formats with the rise of a plethora of digital collaboration tools. There is a continual move away from teacher led learning and ideas of ‘knowledge transfer’, which are increasingly being shown to be ineffective in terms of long-term learning, towards a more […]

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Improve your relationships, build trust and communicate better

Organisational Success Podcast

The quality of our relationships defines our life and work. Our relationships with others depend and develop on trust and good communication. Communication failures or poor communication lie at the heart of many problems in our organisations today. In this podcast David talks with Professor Guy Lubitsh, co-author of the new book Connect: Resolve conflict, […]

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Does gender make a difference in terms of leadership? – A new study

Gender and leadership

One of the often-asked questions is whether gender makes a difference in terms of leadership. There is a vast array of research looking at areas to do with gender and leadership, a proportion of which is in contention, with contradictory findings being reported. So, what is the current state of research about the relationship between […]

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Paradox theory and the paradoxes of Covid-19 – research interview

Organisational Success Podcast

Paradox Theory has a lot to say about the situations people and organisations have found themselves in during the Covid pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented society, individuals and organisations a range of serious problems and challenges. Many of these are paradoxes that often go unrecognised and undiagnosed. Further, understanding how to deal with the […]

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How to laugh your way to better well-being

Organisational Success Podcast

Laughter is one of those behaviours that often gets overlooked in organisations. Nice when it happens but we don’t want to much of it when we are working. A study by researcher Anna Hatchard has looked at the impact of laughter on well-being, particularly stress, burnout and mental health.  In this podcast David interviews Anna […]

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Does failure really lead to learning and innovation?

Innovation

Innovation and failure There is a saying in business about failure. You are going to fail. Many times. So fail fast and learn fast. The standard rhetoric around failure and organisations encountering problems and disruptions are that it invariably leads to innovative problem-solving and innovation. The question is whether this idea that failure leads to […]

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Occupational licensing increases prices and reduces entrants? A new study

Occupational licensing

A new study looking at the impact of occupational, professional licensing, its core intentions, and potential downsides has had some interesting findings. Occupational and professional licensing is an increasing phenomenon, which has grown alongside increasing the professionalisation of occupations. A previous (2013) study found that approximately 30% of the entire workforce is required to gain […]

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The Enablers of Evidence-Based Management – Research Interview

The OR Podcast

Moving into a more evidence-based approach to management within organisations is often a noble cause, but the actual process is often fraught with a range of problems and issues. Understanding what enables an evidence-based management approach within an organisation is a key research issue. In this podcast researcher Christian Criado-Perez from The University of New South […]

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How to protect yourself from the effects of an authoritarian leader

Psychological resilience

There has been a growing interest over the last 5 to 10 years in the concept of employee or psychological resilience within organisations and in organisational research. Some of the reasons for this increased interest in resilience include evidence of: • increased performance• increased tolerance to uncertainty and ambiguity• more positive reactions to change However, […]

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